Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:15 UTC, submitted by Panajev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The GNOME foundation and the LiMo group announced a partnership to help push Linux forward in the consumer field. The only notice that anyone has seem to have taken is mockery. So why can someone announce some dedication to promoting open source software in the mobile space and generate no enthusiasm in the mobile space? Android.
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RE[5]: ? - Nokia?
by vivainio on Fri 30th Jul 2010 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ? - Nokia?"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26


Not hunch, current market trends. Nokia and RIM are loosing smartphone market share to Apple and Google.

So market trends dictate what content will be made available? That's not something you can deduce from market trends (apart from app availability - the rest is about contracts with content producers).

Nokia is a challenger in a high end. It's not really losing marketshare in the us, because it never had any - what Nokia has to do is *gain* share there. Right now, Nokia has no phones that can do that (N900 is for "high end users", so to speak, and N97 sucks), but this will change.

Nokia will have to get past that with LiMo which I doubt will happen.

Again - Nokia has absolutely nothing to do with LiMo.

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RE[6]: ? - Nokia?
by Windows Sucks on Fri 30th Jul 2010 17:39 in reply to "RE[5]: ? - Nokia?"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10


Not hunch, current market trends. Nokia and RIM are loosing smartphone market share to Apple and Google.

So market trends dictate what content will be made available? That's not something you can deduce from market trends (apart from app availability - the rest is about contracts with content producers).


No content will dictate what consumers will buy. If Nokia's smart phones cant do what MS, Apple and Google's can then they can cancel Christmas. Nokia will always be the biggest when it comes to regular phones, but residual income rolls in from Smart phones.

On the LiMo subject, if Nokia and LiMo have nothing to do with each other then what other phone maker is going to push LiMo when all the big ones are using Android?

Also it takes more then just having access to content, you also have to come up with a way to get it to your customers. Apple has that, Google has that and is adding more. MS has that. RIM and Nokia? Not so much.

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RE[7]: ? - Nokia?
by vivainio on Fri 30th Jul 2010 17:50 in reply to "RE[6]: ? - Nokia?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

On the LiMo subject, if Nokia and LiMo have nothing to do with each other then what other phone maker is going to push LiMo when all the big ones are using Android?


LiMo is mostly an asian thing.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

The actual "store" component is just a feeding troff; dump feed in, let user devices scoop feed out. I don't see it being that much effort to get such a thing setup with an applet on Nokia's high end devices. The bigger challenge would be the contracts with content providers.

With Nokia specifically, the bigger challenge is probably apps. Maemo 4 topped out around 500 or so apps, Maemo 5 is currently just under 400 apps; if we go only by what is listed on maemo.org. I really hope the Maemo community migrates over to Meego or gains enough source code to keep maintaining Maemo after Nokia drops support fully. Granted, I've found the app list to be a short list of great programs rather than multiple versions of every inane app some developer can get 1.99$ for.

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